AOU/COS/SCO 2008 Meeting
Sponsored by the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des ornithologistes du Canada.
Daily Update: Friday
Check out the Daily Update for Friday!
PDX08 News Updates
Abstract Book Available for Download
Daily Bird Trip Information
Expanded information is now available for the daily bird trips.
MAX/Steel Bridge Update
The Steel Bridge will be closed to MAX Light Rail trains from Saturday, August 2, through Sunday, August 24, 2008, as crews connect existing tracks to the new MAX Green Line tracks on 5th and 6th avenues
Presentation Upload Instructions
In addition to the instructions oral presenters received via e-mail, oral presentation upload instructions are now available on the web site.
We had a great response to our call for volunteers, but volunteers are still needed! Please see the Volunteer Information page on what time slots need volunteers and how to sign up.
Program Book Available
The PDX Meeting Program Book is available for download as a PDF file (2.14mb).
NORAC Workshop Info Updated
New information is available for the North American Ornithological Atlas Committee (NORAC) Workshop.
Rooms Sold Out/Overflow Hotel Announced
There are no more rooms available at the Hilton Portland Hotel or at Portland State University. The meeting has found rooms at an overflow hotel Paramount Hotel, 808 SW Taylor Street (2 blocks from the Hilton Hotel), http://www.portlandparamount.com. To make reservations, call 503-223-9900. The rate until July 23rd is $149 single or double plus tax. Additional guests in room will be $15 per night
Student Events Updated Updated
Daily Schedules Updated
Session Schedules and Abstracts Posted
Session schedule and abstract information are now available. You may browse the Symposia, Coordinated General Sessions, General Sessions and Poster Sessions. A site and abstract search is also now available. Search by keywords or author last name.
This year, we have excellent plenary speakers whose interests range from climate change to evolutionary ecology to disease, all with consequences for conservation. Be sure to visit the plenary speaker page for details.
AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED!! We need donated items for a silent auction. Proceeds will fund student travel to future meetings. [more]
125th Anniversary of AOU
Founded in 1883, the American Ornithologists' Union is the oldest and largest organization in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds. The 2008 meeting in Portland will mark the 125th anniversary of the AOU's founding
How Green is Our Meeting
The conference organizers have carefully considered the effects of meeting on our environment and selected the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower because it is a certified green property as well as selecting guidelines to minimize the environmental footprint of our meeting For more information, please see the "How Green is Our Meeting" section in the news and notes area of the web site.
For More Information
For more information, please contact the conference management office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-254-776-3550.